Today, I was cruising around the many new music artists here on Vox. I came across this song, One Way Place by Ostracoda. Into the second verse, I look down and notice I'm air guitaring. Since when do I air guitar, I thought to myself. I was shocked and awed.
The new issue of Wired magazine is out. There is an amazing article about Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington. The article gives full detail about the hell he and his wife went through recently with a cyberstalker. From how it started, the cast of people brought in to finder the stalker to where the stalker worked, it's a damn good read.
That said, I picked up Linkin Park's newest album Minutes To Midnight. It starts off strong and keeps going. I love how after the first track, they weren't afraid to change out fast tunes with slow ones. Too many bands put heavy tunes up front and then around track five everything comes to a screeching halt. I also like the look of the packaging and the booklet inside. They, along with several other bands, are on the Projekt Revolution Tour 2007. The tour will be headed my way later this summer, but I haven't decided if I'll be going, yet, maybe...possibly.
One of my favorite electronic duos, The Chemical Brothers, are getting ready to release their new album We Are The Night. Do It Again is the firstsingle and it features the vocals of Ali Love. The album will be released on 4th June 2007.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has posted the June 2007 calendar for the final month at its original location, "Downtown" at
409 Colorado Street. They will be going out in style with a triple feature on the final night of Wednesday, June 27th. Both beer and tears are bound to flow.
Taking a quick look over the calendar, I've come up with my initial "must attend" list of events. I'm sure I'll be making some additions/changes. The Alamo will probably have some last minute schedule changes.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007 official lineup is online. Once again, as always, the diversity of the musical lineup is impressive. This is what makes ACL Fest so special compared to the other major music festivals in America. I already purchased my three day pass a month ago. Here's an initial list of "must see" acts for me.
Additions and changes are bound to happen.
Bob Dylan (I don't hate, not really a fan, but I might as well since he is the headliner)
The White Stripes (finally get to see them)
The Killers (didn't get around to seeing them this past April)
Arcade Fire (into the third song, I'll try to not almost have a heat stroke, again...no really (ACL Fest '05))
Muse (yes, I just saw them last month, they're that damn good)
Queen Of The Stone Age (first time seeing them)
Bloc Party (love this band, I'm a whore for their live bootlegs)
Arctic Monkeys (still need to listen to the new album, shame on me)
Lucinda Williams (couldn't schedule correctly to see here during all of the SXSW craziness)
Spoon (current favorite Austin, TX band?!!!)
Blue October (at the last minute, missed their concert this past November)
Regina Spektor (great music from a gorgeous woman)
Kaiser Chiefs (haven't seen them since ACL Fest '05)